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Top 8 Celebs who once lived on the streets but now own mansions

Oprah Winfrey

This TV star's name was given to her by chance. Her parents wanted to name her Orpah after a biblical character, but Orpah became Oprah due to a spelling error or because the name was difficult to pronounce. She is now the first black woman to become a billionaire. Because her family couldn't afford clothes, she had to wear dresses made of potato sacks as a child. Her grandmother used to beat her with a stick for any disobedience, and when she was 14, Oprah became pregnant, but the kid died shortly after it was born.

Even as a child, the future TV star's brilliance was recognized. Oprah Winfrey interviewed her corncob dolls. When she was a little older, she studied really hard and started working as a local reporter and soon she was able to create her own show "The Oprah Winfrey Show" which became incredibly popular.


Madonna has always been a rebellious pop star queen. She used to dream of becoming a dancer as a child, and she moved to New York with only $35 in her pocket (of which she wasted $15 on her first taxi journey). Madonna worked at Burger King and Dunkin' Donuts to make ends meet, but only for a short time. When she was dancing at the counter, she set a stove on fire and poured jam on an angry client. She worked as a coat-check girl and a naked model after that. She was compelled to rent a room in one of New York's most dangerous yet cheapest neighborhoods, where she was assaulted and sexually harassed.

She experimented with several techniques and directions once she began singing, and she even violated contracts with producers, leaving them until she became extremely successful with the song "Everybody."

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey isn't only a well-known host who declared the winner of Miss Universe 2016 incorrectly. He is well-known for his daytime TV game shows, which have garnered him millions of fans. However, his rise to prominence was not without its setbacks. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in the late 1980s. After a few of assignments fell through, Steve was forced to relocate into his Ford Tempo after splitting from his wife and sending salaries to his two children.

After three years of living in a car and showering in hotel toilets, swimming pool showers, and gas station restrooms, he was invited to perform on Showtime at the Apollo. He has a net worth of $140 million and owns multiple cars. He doesn't live in one, thankfully.

Charlie Chaplin

The Tramp, Charlie Chaplin's most renowned role as the greatest comedian of the twentieth century, was based on Chaplin's own personal and tragic experiences. He grew up in abject poverty, lost his father at a young age, and had a mental mother. Charlie, the young man, was willing to take on any task. Before the age of 14, he distributed newspapers, worked as a doctor's assistant, and sawed wood. He had his first little part in a theater performance when he was 14 years old, playing a mailman in "Sherlock Holmes." Charlie was unable to read the play's script when he received it.because he was actually illiterate (he simply didn't have enough time for school) so his brother helped him learn the part. Charlie never got an education, but thanks to his talent, he managed to build a great career.

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester had a bad childhood as well. Obstetricians injured a facial nerve during his birth, resulting in impaired speech and facial paralysis. Later, he was placed in a disturbed youth school, where he was humiliated by other children. At a zoo, Sylvester worked as a doorman and a cage cleaner when he was younger. He even agreed to play a part in an adult film for $200 because he had lost his flat and was unable to pay his rent, forcing him to live on the streets for three weeks. "It was either do that movie or rob someone because I was at the end—at the very end—of my rope," he later explained.

Stallone actually penned the screenplay for "Rocky," which earned him the long-awaited money and renown he craved. Because he was an unknown, the producers were hesitant to cast him as the leading man, but Stallone was cast after agreeing to a smaller profit.

Halle Berry

Halle was given the name Halle after a retail store! Halle's Department Store will later become a local icon in Cleveland, Ohio, as a result of her celebrity. Halle had to work hard to achieve fame before that, and it wasn't easy. She recalls her father abusing her mother and abandoning their family when she was four years old. Since she was a toddler, Halle has been relentless and ambitious. She used to win beauty pageants in school. She moved to New York after graduation and had to sleep in homeless shelters when she ran out of money. Halle worked as a waiter and a bartender and received numerous rejections at auditions before landing a role in "Living Dolls," which launched her Career

Daniel Craig

This strong and elegant James Bond was not always rich and famous. He was once an ordinary waiter, sleeping on a park bench on occasion. Being a struggling actor has nothing to do with romance, just hard work, dedication, and strong belief, and that’s what helped Daniel to make both ends meet and finally reach his dream.

Chris Pratt

The most well-known Guardian of the Galaxy wasn't always the star of the show. At the age of 17, he dropped out of school and went to work peddling coupons. He accepted a friend's offer of a one-way ticket to Hawaii two years later. Sleeping in a camper or a tent on the beach turned out to be a terrific way to start a homeless existence.

To cover petrol, food, and fishing supplies, there was cannabis, drink, and minimum working hours. Chris was working as a server at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company when he was approached by an actress who urged him to participate in her directorial debut. A quick farewell to Hawaii and a warm welcome to Hollywood!

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